People go nuts over cats. They’re adorable, independent, and there are videos of them everywhere. They’re even easy to care for with the exception of the litter box. These days, most people know how to care for cats. However, that doesn’t mean there aren’t cat apps that can help you along the way. Here are the best cat apps for Android.
This list is primarily for cat owners looking for apps to help them care for their cats. Those looking for cat apps to view adorable kittens should probably stick to the usual suspects, such as YouTube, social media, Reddit, and Google Search.
11pets is a pet care app that helps you keep track of your cat’s health. It includes a number of features. Some of them include a built-in schedule to help remind you to administer medication, the ability for you to keep track of their medical history, and even a little gallery where you can keep important pictures. It’s great for managing your pet’s health. Especially if you have one with a chronic illness. It’s one of the better cat apps, even if your cat is healthy.
Alfred Home Security Camera
Price: Free / $3.99 per month / $29.99 per year
Alfred Home Security Camera is an app mostly for security. You simply take a backup phone and set it up to be a 24/7 IP camera you can check any time you want from your main phone. However, this app is also excellent for cat owners. You can set up the phone as you normally would and keep an eye on your cat even while you’re at work or out having fun. Admittedly, most pet owners don’t need something like this. However, it’s nice to have if you want to see if your cats have any bad habits while you’re not at home or monitoring your cat if it has been ill.
Cat Alone 1 and 2
There are a variety of cat games. However, the most popular seem to be little things that move across the screen. Your cat sees them and takes a swat at them. Cat Alone 1 and 2 are basically that style of game. They feature various little creatures like spiders and mice that dart across the screen along with simple things like water drops. People say their cats like the game. However, it does seem to be easy to accidentally exit the game and do other goofy stuff so we don’t recommend leaving your cat alone with it.
Training cats can be a frustrating and fruitless experience. You might as well go into that experience well prepared. Cat Training is an app that help. It contains a variety of tips and tricks to train your cat. Some of the lessons include potty training, grooming, cat fitness, carrier training, and more. It’s one of the better cat apps if you’re new to the experience and don’t know what you’re doing yet. It’s also a free app with no in-app purchases. There are ads, though.
Chewy is kind of like the Amazon for pets. It has a metric ton of products, including food, treats, toys, and accessories. The service also offers free shipping on orders with $49 or more in purchases. Chewy also offers auto-shipment so you don’t have to remember to buy food and you save 5% of the purchase price if you do. Plus, the app is super friendly to use and works for pets other than cats. The selections are good and you can get relatively quick shipping. We definitely recommend it for cat owners.
Google Search is a must for cat owners. You can quickly search and see if various plants or foods are poisonous to your cat. Additionally, you can find nearby vets or veterinary emergency rooms, find pet stores, and search for things like toys and food. It’s a bit of a homer pick, we’ll admit. However, with ASPCA’s app not receiving an update in about five years, Google Search may be a faster and more current app for finding stuff like poisons and that’s the main reason we recommend this for cat owners. Plus, you can find cat GIFs, images, and videos through here as well. It’s fun and functional.
PetCoach is a reference and advice app. You can use it to find assistance on every day problems for your cat. Think of it like a kind of WebMD for animals (aside from PetMD, of course). You can find a variety of questions and answers about various things. It also has a function where you can ask vets, nutritionists, trainers, and other experts questions for advice. It won’t replace taking your cat to the vet, but it’s a good way to deal with minor issues and find quick info. The app also works for other animals as well.
PetDesk is a lot like 11pets or other similar cat apps. It lets you keep track of your pets health, vet appointments, medications, vaccinations, and many others. It also helps find pet care professionals for whatever you might need them for. That includes vets, groomers, and boarders. The app also features Material Design and no advertising. It’s otherwise free with no in-app purchases. There really isn’t much else to say. It’s thorough and complete with very few, if any, flaws.
Pet First Aid
Pet First Aid is an app by the American Red Cross and it’s one of those must have cat apps. It’s essentially a reference app to help you through emergencies and other situations. You’ll find step-by-step guides on how to care for your furry feline in the event that something bad happens. It shouldn’t replace a vet in emergency situations. However, it can help you keep things in order until you find one. The app also covers dogs, lets you store your vet’s number for quick reference, and other features. This is a must have for any pet owner.
Price: Free / Varies
Rover is a pet sitter app. You can find sitters for your dogs, cats, and sometimes even other animals. You can choose who sits your animal, for how long, and for how much. Additionally, there is a set of communication tools. The sitter and you can communicate as needed. That way you can see your pet every day and the sitter can get a hold of you quickly if something goes wrong. It used to have a large competitor with DogVacay. However, the two companies merged in 2018. This is where we’d start if we needed a pet sitter.
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